Disgraced diplomat returning home
Vladimir Kuznetsov, who was the head of the UN Committee for Administrative and Budgetary Issues, was convicted of conspiracy to commit money laundering in March 2007.
In October of the same year he was sentenced to 51 months in jail and fined $U.S. 73,000.
Russia appealed to the U.S. to extradite the diplomat under an international extradition treaty, signed in 1983.
He's expected to arrive back in Moscow shortly.